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story.lead_photo.caption Police cars sit outside the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building at 35 E. Mountain St. Fayetteville police are investigating a bomb threat at the site. - Photo by Anthony Reyes

Police in Northwest Arkansas responded to a bomb threat against a federal building Tuesday after a person heard the apparent threat while listening to his shortwave radio, officials said.

Fayetteville police dispatch logs show that officers responded around 11:45 a.m. to the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building at 35 E. Mountain St. The log listed a bomb threat at the building, which houses a U.S. District Court.

Fayetteville police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy said a person overheard a threat against the building on an open frequency on his CB radio. It prompted police to rope off the building and bring in bomb-sniffing dogs.

The Fayetteville School District also canceled outdoor activities for its schools while investigators checked the building.

No arrests were immediately made, police said.

Authorities continued to investigate Tuesday afternoon.

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